The first time I tasted Muesli was at the Westin Hotel in Kansas City, in 1999. It was not what I expected. It looked so yummy in the menu photo, but had little taste and looked like oatmeal that had stayed too long in milk.
Needless to say, I never ordered or tried it again, until this year.
GreenAcres Market carries Seven Sundays Muesli in flavors that are tasty and appealing. What’s not to like about these flavors found in our GA May newsletter: Vanilla, cherry, pecan Muesli in a cup, and blueberry, lemon, chia Muesli squares you can eat as energy bars?!
I decided to try it for breakfast on a recent Sunday. I added my favorite Marcona almonds for crunch and spooned on macerated fresh strawberries for sweetness. Seventh Heaven!
Soooo different from my first introduction to Muesli.
Looking at the Seven Sundays’ webpage, I discovered it was a young couple—Hannah and Brady–on honeymoon in New Zealand, about 10 years after my own first encounter with Muesli, that opened the door to what would become Seven Sundays. (The name reflects the day off the couple takes to recharge and reclaim family time at the end of a fulfilling work week.)
The couple was surprised that the US wasn’t embracing Muesli upon returning to the states. So Hannah decided to take matters into her own hands and began making small batches of the cereal in her New York kitchen which she served to family and friends and sold at neighboring Farmer’s Markets in a tin-tie coffee bag strapped to the handlebars of her bicycle.
Within two years, Hannah was writing a business plan that would one day become Seven Sundays.
After their child was born in 2013, Brady had a major health scare. Instead of pulling back from the stresses of a burgeoning business to heal and reflect, the couple jumped all in to grow their company.
Today, Seven Sundays sells five flavors of Muesli cereal and three flavors of Muesli squares. Cocoa & Coconut is the newest company flavor (and is it delish!)
Just what is Muesli? Hannah and Brady describe it this way on their website:
“Muesli is a breakfast cereal of Swiss origin consisting of rolled oats, nuts and fruit. It was first created at the turn of the 20th century by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner as a healthful dietary supplement for his patients. While the original “Birchermuesli” recipe simply used apples, oats, lemon juice, ground hazelnuts and sweetened condensed milk, most Mueslis today are predominantly oat-based and tumbled with varying proportions of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and more.
“At Seven Sundays, our Mueslis are an unprocessed mix of gluten-free oats, sorghum and buckwheat, nuts, seeds and spices, lightly sweetened with sundried fruit and a touch of organic honey.”
The cereals have absolutely no refined sugars, oils, GMOs or preservatives—and that’s why GreenAcres Market loves them. They fit into our grocery arsenal and our own company mission perfectly.
You can eat Seven Sundays Muesli over yogurt, steeped in hot milk or water or baked into whole grain confections. We offer an original recipe from the Seven Sundays Facebook page to show you how easy and yummy a Muesli dessert can be.
Recipe: Peanut Butter & Cocoa Muesli Truffles
• 15 dates
• ¼ cup Cocoa & Coconut muesli
• ¼ cup Peanut Butter (sugg. Wild Friends Chocolate Coconut)
• 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
• ½ tsp. vanilla
• Pinch of chili powder such as cayenne (optional, but highly recommended)
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor. Roll into balls (~1/2 inch), spread out onto a large plate or small baking pan covered with parchment. Refrigerate for 10 minutes and roll in shredded coconut or cocoa powder.
We encourage our customers to check out the GreenAcres newsletter this month when Muesli 12 oz. bags will be selling for $3.99, 2 oz. cups at 2/$4, and 2 oz. squares at 3/$4.
See if you don’t fall in love with it like I did.